Monday, December 17, 2007

Life is Good.

I was thinking on the way in to work today how great things are. It's been a tremendous year and I feel better today, on my 43rd birthday, than I probably have on just about any other birthday.

Beyond the obvious improvements of lower weight, better fitness and a healthier body, I have a fantastic wife and great kids. They are loving and supportive. My extended family is equally loving and supportive. I have terrific friends that I know I can count on. In the past year, I know that all of my relationships have become more rock solid than they already were.

I'm grateful for my new found blogosphere friends and the folks on the Runners World boards, too. You've helped keep me focused and in line. I'm proud to count you among my friends too and hope that I'll get to meet more of you in the flesh.

Since I am a numbers guy, I'll share some numbers from the past 365 days:

1,824,306 -- smiles :)
284,200 -- calories burned in excess of calories consumed
6,982 -- kisses received from Deb and the boys -- equal to the number dispensed (yes, I counted!)
402.8 -- miles "jalked" between December 2006 and November 2007
337.7 -- road miles biked
-10.7 -- change in BMI
-81.2 -- change in weight

For Hanukkah, Deb gave me a t-shirt with a little guy on a bicycle. On the back it said "Life is Good!"

Yes, it is.



Unknown said...

Now those are impresive numbers. Congratualtions on a wonderful year!

Cheryl said...

I love those "Life is Good" shirts, hats, etc. My daughter wears the ones with horses on them.

Those are indeed impressive numbers. Way to go! Especially amazing is the change in weight and BMI. But I like that you included smiles, and kisses from your supportive family, too!

Sounds like you have had a great year!

Dan Seifring aka "OBRATS" said...

Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeff. You really have had a great year (and I don't mean just meeting me in Philly).

Best wishes for the next 365.

Emil Von Runner said...

Happy Birthday! You may have come along way this year, but those numbers are going to be jacked up this time next year.